Black Canyon Water Trail Guide:
Adventures Along the Colorado River from Hoover Dam to Eldorado Canyon
Black Canyon, below Hoover Dam, is intriguing and compelling. So much so the U.S. Department of Interior honored this stretch of river with a designation as a National Water Trail. Paddle along placid waters between sheer cliff walls of dark volcanic rock. Or sit back as you are ferried by raft. Gain a river-view of the enormity of Hoover Dam and the contrast of delicate hanging gardens and trickling warm waterfalls. Stop to explore side canyons and hot springs. Ponder the hard life of the area’s early inhabitants or the adventures of steamboat operators in the 1800s. And keep a look out for blooming flowers, colorful cacti and wildlife – herons, cormorants and desert bighorn sheep – along the river’s edge.
The Best Way to Enjoy the River? Learn All You Can.
This guidebook provides you with information on how to paddle your own watercraft – kayak, canoe or paddleboard – from Hoover Dam to Eldorado Canyon. Includes maps of hot springs, and hiking options as well as interesting facts. For those who prefer a guided rafting experience, this guidebook offers photos to easily identify wildlife and foliage with supplemental information on the canyon’s history. Plus, it is a perfect souvenir to recall your Black Canyon trip.
Spiral Bound, water resistant paper: 32 pages
Publisher: Lower Colorado River Water Trail Alliance (2016)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.5 x 0.25 inches
Price: $15.95 plus $5.00 shipping